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Clinical Programs

Quality clinical work and devotion to our patients are the very identity of the Yale Psychological Medicine Service. The two primary clinical goals of the Yale Psychological Medicine Service are:

  1. To prevent, detect, and treat psychiatric co-morbidities of medico-surgical patients to remove behavioral barriers in achieving optimum health.
  2. To facilitate and advocate for efficient, quality medico-surgical care for the patients with severe mental illness in order to improve their global health through integrated care.
Inpatient psychiatric consultations to patients with medical and surgical conditions are provided at both New Haven and St Raphael campus.
The main goal of this section is to identify and address mental health issues which may interfere with a successful outcome of organ transplantation and assist patients to overcome this major health challenge.
The program provides high quality, cost-effective care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinical approach for adults with sickle cell disease, in order to shift care away from more expensive and less effective emergency/inpatient services.
The HIV Psychiatry Program at Yale New Haven Hospital provides comprehensive care to adult patients living with HIV/AIDS, with integrated inpatient and outpatient services, social work, nursing, neurology, gynecology and specialized hepatitis C treatment for the co-infected.
The Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at the Primary Care Center offers consultations to the outpatient Family Practice and Internal Medicine departments.
The Yale New Haven Hospital Tobacco Treatment Service aims to help patients quit by combining counseling and drug treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital.
The Psychiatric Consultation Service at St. Raphael’s Campus consists of two components: a traditional psychiatric consult-liaison service which provides care on most units of the hospital, and a Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) designated to cover a number of medical units that provides pro-active care by an interdisciplinary treatment team.
The Yale Psychological Medicine Service provides outpatient psychiatry consultation to the Geriatric Medicine team at the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center.
The Palliative Care Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital is dedicated to the care and comfort of seriously ill patients and their families and has been providing comprehensive interdisciplinary care to patients and their families in Connecticut and beyond since October 2007.
The Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine in North Haven and Madison, CT offer a coordinated approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of a variety of sleep disorders and related conditions.
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Photo by David Griffin
Alonzo Watts, LCSW, and Katy Perticone, APRN
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Photo by David Griffin
Paul Desan, MD, Head of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Section; and Pamela Petersen-Crair, MD, Head of Behavioral Intervention Team Section.